Though Holland has outlawed euthanasia, it is still practiced there, and many Dutch citizens live in fear of being euthanized without their knowledge. In self-defense, many people now carry a “Declaration of a Will to Live.”
• Dutch cardiologist Richard Fenigsen notes that “the burden of justifying his existence is now placed upon the patient.”
Richard Fenigsen, M.D., Ph.D., “Negative Verdict on Euthanasia,”
Medical Economics, March 7, 1988
• If a person 60 years of age or older cannot avoid entering a Dutch hospital, doctors and nurses will repeatedly suggest euthanasia to him, even if he has not asked for it, and even if he is suffering from only a minor illness.
Address by Pieter Admiraal to the Voluntary Euthanasia Society in London, April 14, 1985.